BENCHMARKING & PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT

VERY FEW HOSPITALS GET IT RIGHT IN ALL DEPARTMENTS

MEDICAL SURGICAL UNIT PRODUCTIVE HOURS PER DAY

COMMUNITY HOSPITAL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT COST PER VISIT

ABOUT ZERO-BASED BUDGETING

Zero-based budgeting for staffing is a process which builds staffing needs based on a set of expectations about future performance.

Traditional budgeting methodology begins with the prior year as a base. Zero-based budgeting starts “from nothing” so that all assumptions about staffing department are explicitly recognized.

Zero-based budgeting allows an accurate comparison between actual costs and proposed changes.

ADVANTAGES OF ZERO-BASED BUDGETING

  • It removes the bias of previous budgets
  • It can incorporate “Ideal Staffing” parameters
  • It provides an approximation of potential overall savings related to a redesign